Another grey, wet and very mild (55 degrees!!) morning here. Hard to believe we are supposed to get some snow (1-3") overnight. The roller coaster continues.
Finally I managed to do a little decorating in the house. We don't do a lot - I have tubs of things that I don't put out now (and more ornaments than can ever fit on our tree). The buffet is done:
I love the simplicity of the birch log with candles (my Mom always had one on our dining room table) and a few favorite little pieces.
I love this little Santa and the tiny elf with a bowl of cranberries in his lap that he is stringing. But, my most favorite decoration (I know I shared this the other year) is the "jewel tree" Fletcher's Mom made for us.
This is not the best picture, but you can see it. Made with all costume jewelry pieces mounted on black velvet. It sparkles so much with the candles lit.
Fletch is planning to move some furniture in the living room today to make room for the tree. We will get that in tonight...he will string lights on it tomorrow and then we will decorate it Thursday when Colin is over for dinner.
I also managed to write some Christmas cards last night, and shipped out some packages yesterday. I have a few more to wrap and ship (and wrapping for local gifts), but I feel as though I am making progress. I do need/want to start baking a bit.
If you read Dee's Blog then you know we got together on Saturday and went to a Christmas market at the Mennonite Heritage Center. As Dee mentioned, it was a smaller market than last year, not as many craft vendors and the farmers' market portion was smaller as well. Still, it was a gorgeous day and nice to get out. We also did a bit of shopping in Skippack (love Floral & Hardy - such a fun shop), had coffee and then went out to lunch.
The weekend saw the finish of the first green sock and the start of the second!
This picture shows the color much better than my previous picture. Doesn't that yarn look pretty against my Christmas tablecloth? The cloth is one my Mom made probably 50 years ago!!!
All in all a lovely weekend and I am sticking to my promise to not get frantic this holiday season. Instead I am enjoying all that I am doing! I hope you also are enjoying this season.